Fontwell Park

  • 15:40 Totepool A Better Way To Bet Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,472 2nd £726 3rd £363 4th £181
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:40:31
15:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Amirico (IRE) 9/2
2nd Ballyegan (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 22- Yellow, purple star, purple and yellow diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, purple star Amirico (IRE) 230
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 Miss V Williams Mr W Biddick (5) 9/25.50
2 319-8 Black, red cross of lorraine, black sleeves, white armlets, white cap Ballyegan (IRE) 12
5 11-0 R H Buckler Nathan Sweeney (7) 33/134.00
3 484-45 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Balustrade (IRE) 25
4 11-0 C Gordon C Bolger 14/115.00
4 3/ Red, Black seams, Red cap, Black spots Bentley Brook (IRE) 320
8 11-0 F Brennan M D Grant 40/141.00
5 32105- Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Bubbly Bruce (IRE) 207
6 11-0 C J Mann Peter Toole (3) 1/21.50
8 Grey, Purple chevrons, purple and grey hooped cap Double Whammy 35
4 11-0 Jamie Poulton Matthew Batchelor 8/19.00
9 52-0186 Red and white stripes, red sleeves, white spots, beige cap Jack The Soldier (IRE) 9
6 11-0 C Gordon Charlie Studd (3) 28/129.00
Non runners
64Cap Elorn (FR)411-0P F NichollsNick Scholfield
70Colonel Alf511-0A M HalesD Bass
10Take Me Out (IRE)511-0Jonjo O'NeillR P McLernon
114Lastroseofsummer (IRE)410-7Rae GuestMatt Crawley
1260-7Noir Noir510-7Miss A M Newton-SmithFelix de Giles


Not surprisingly, Paul Nicholls has an excellent record at the track and it will be interesting to see if Cap Elorn's supporters come back for more after their fingers were burnt in a Worcester bumper but preference is for BUBBLY BRUCE. A new recruit to Charlie Mann's yard, he showed a useful level of form in bumpers and was far from disgraced at Cheltenham and Punchestown on his final two starts and promises to make up into a useful hurdler. Amirico has also shown ability in bumpers but it would be no surprise if he needed this initial experience and the same is also true of Take Me Out who is closely related to the top class Black Jack Ketchum.